The Sun Also Rises and the Post-Narrative Condition and Other Essays

The Sun Also Rises and the Post-Narrative Condition and Other Essays

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Hemingwaya€™s The Sun Also Rises is a profound response to the postnarrative condition. The novel is important to Hemingway scholars because it presents the ontology, ethics, and aesthetics of Hemingwaya€™s worldview. It is important to postmodern theorists because the story examines the postnarrative condition that emerged after World War I and describes the postwar generationa€™s response to the wara€™s negation of the traditional meanings and values embedded in the religious and secular grand narratives. The condition of postwar nihilism threatened to undermine the emotional, psychological, and ethical integrity of individuals and thus required new strategies for living meaningfully. Suddenly, the foundation and universality of lifea€™s values and meanings were thrown into doubt. What had been considered real and true before the war became a fiction, a fabrication, a deception. The old rules and belief systems were no longer trusted. A new approach to living meaningfully was needed. And this is what The Sun Also Rises offers: new strategies for living harmoniously and meaningfully in a postnarrative world. Also included in the book are essays on the threat of autonomous technology, the conflict between religion and science, the problem of nihilism in three Hemingway short stories, the rediscovery of the earth in The Sun Also Rises and in the poems of Matsuo Basho, the importance of rhetorical responsibility in the modern age, and the rhetoric and worldview of six distinctive revelatory texts: the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Quran, The Sun Also Rises, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and On the Nature of Things.... recently and interestingly Christopher McCandless, described in Jon Krakauera#39;s biography of McCandless titled Into the Wild. Today it seems the escape into nature is less easy given what is required is not simply escape from society or theanbsp;...

Title:The Sun Also Rises and the Post-Narrative Condition and Other Essays
Author: Frank Kyle
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2015-04-18

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